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1948 Flathead WL Harley Racer

Patrick from Belgium made available these photos of his good looking 1948 Flathead WL Harley Racer which he restored himself with some help of his biker friends.

Patrick: "I think your site is the right place for my bike! It is a 1948 WL, completely rebuilt including the tranny. Spent 2 years on it. Made some changes to give it a bit of a period racer look. Electronic ignition, converted to 12V, installed a small battery (7,5) and put on an old bicycle light.

Mechanical changes include a new top end (standard bore), gave the intake manifold and the cylinderheads some more flow, revised the cams (my friend Tom did). So the bike's now got a compression of 6:24 to 1.

Topspeed of 90mph! Runs great, one kick start!

Regards from Belgium!"

Well, Patrick, that sure looks like one hell of a bike!

Photo of 1948 WL Sport Solo Harley Davidson Flathead Racing Motorbike by Patrick. Motorcycle happiness...


Photo of 1948 WL 45 Harley Davidson Sport Solo Flathead Racing Motorbike by Patrick.


Photo of 1948 Harley WL 45 Sport Solo Flathead Racer by Patrick.


Photo of 1948 WL 45 Harley Davidson Sport Solo Flathead Racing Motorbike by Patrick.


Photo of 1948 Harley WL 45 Sport Solo Flathead Racer by Patrick.


Photo of 1948 Harley WL 45 Sport Solo Flathead Racer by Patrick.


Photo of 1948 WL 45 Harley Davidson Sport Solo Flathead Racing Motorbike by Patrick.


Photo of 1948 Harley WL 45 Sport Solo Flathead Racer by Patrick.


Photo of 1948 Harley WL 45 Sport Solo Flathead Racer by Patrick.


Photo of 1948 WL 45 Harley Davidson Sport Solo Flathead Racing Motorbike by Patrick. Photography by Werner Heselmans.


(January 2009)


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